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my cat Rocky, of about 6 years, passed away tonight. several hours before, he was perfectly fine. I come home and he had vomited and pooped everywhere, and was lying in the kitchen on his side, drooling, eyes wide. he passed away shortly after. I don't know what caused it, and we won't be able to pay to see what happened. but he was a wild one, an adventurous cat, and loved picking fights. he was my baby boy.he swiped at me when he was hungry, and curled up with me in bed. I'm afraid someone put down rat poison, or he was bitten by a snake. if anyone has any thoughts, anything counts.

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jocomp

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my 9 month old kitten was found deceased outside. Someone found her and took her to the vets. The vet assumed she had been run over but she didn’t have a mark on her. On the morning she died she was very late to get up and went back to her bed mid morning. This was unheard of. She also used to pant when she used to run and she had put on a lot of weight around her tummy. Could she have died of a heart issue? It was all very sudden, we don’t live on a busy road. 

I have been wracking my brain since Wednesday when my wife and I came from work and found our baby, Nova, on the floor. He was indoor cat only and always had tons of energy. He was a loving cat, all of our friends and family adored him. We have been a complete mess to say the least, he was the first baby we saved together 9.5 years ago. We haven't had any answers until I decided to look online to try and put my mind at rest. He he was fine when we left for work that day around 7. We got home around 4:30 and he was laying there sprawled out, similar to the other posts I've read. We called around trying to find somewhere that could do a necropsy, I needed to know what happened. We have another cat and two dogs and our first thought was the dogs did it. The dogs have never gone after either cat but one did have a couple of scratches on her face and there were a few tufts of fur around him. I didn't want to believe the dogs could do this, they all got along quite well. We examined his body and there were no puncture marks or blood, he did have a few marks on his rear area. He also looked to have been licked all over.  No one could do a necropsy because of how long he had been gone (4-6 hours before we got home). We were able to get an X-ray that showed no broken bones or air pockets in his lungs. They said the marks on his rear didn't break skin and were either already there (like a scar) or had been after he passed. Nothing made sense. I have been neglecting my dogs the last few days, can't even look at them, thinking they were the cause. I also looked online and found some dogs will paw, nip at, and lick animals to wake them. I have read read so many posts about these sudden deaths, each one so heartbreaking to hear. I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone and my hearts breaks for all of you who shared your stories. I do thank you for sharing because now I have a little comfort knowing cardiomyopathy or other heart condition may have been the cause and that my dogs may have been trying to check on him or revive him. Now knowing is so hard. I wish there was something I could do. I wish I could have been there to hold him. 

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mmiller

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Ive lived in a community that has lots of feral cats for 15 years now. Since the last 3 weeks 2 youngsters maybe a year old have died, both in almost the same place of my backyard. I’m 15 years this has never happened. Not a scratch on them. I suspect poison, possibly fly bait. Does anyone know anything or suggest something for me to do. These feral cats were very healthy, they have not even weathered our harsh winter yet. 

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poppop23

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In April of 2018 i took in a sweet kitten named ashlyn over the course of a few months i noticed small taces of blood in her stool. Ash was a sweet kitten and always kept indoors. Butb2 days ago i let her outside for 30 min or so only to find her gasping for air laying down on her side. My first instinct was that she was choking she had a small knot in her throat. So i gave her small amounts of water and tried to get it out. After about 20 sec. She completly quit breathing from her nose and within a minute was dead. I am still tramitized i felt sonhelpless not being able to help her. I just want to figure out what happened you see my first though was she was choking but after she passed the knot in her throat dissipeared all together. I feel like someone might have poisoned her but not sure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

On Tuesday morning of this week, our cat, Flower, died suddenly.  It has been very traumatic for us.  He was nine had been to the vet six months prior and had no symptoms of anything.  He experienced the same morning he always did, with the same energy level.  He bounced around the bed for a while, knocked some stuff off my dresser, the usual.  With no warning, he suddenly cried out, collapsed in a seizure with a little bit of foam at his mouth and was dead in seconds! 

My fiancee could not abide an autopsy.  Can anyone help me?  I need to know what likely happened in order to put this behind me.  Any idea what might have happened to him? 

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heavenlypets

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Yesterday I watched helplessly as my 10 year old healthy traveling partner🐈made a horrible noise like a wailing cry for help and then his eyes got distant and he fell to the ground. I was in such shock saying over and over I don't know what to do I don't know what to do I picked up the phone and called the closest vet and they said to bring him right in as he made one more slight cry he contorted his body and passed. I couldn't and still can't believe I lost my buddy this way! Sorry for being graphic but it was horrific to witness and know I could not help one of my best friends through something so awful. I'm so deeply upset he's gone and so mad at myself for I feel I should have done something more although I don't know what? Gonna be hard to forgive myself! Just 10 minutes before  we were playing and having some treats he was an indoor Kitty  and I have nothing bad that they can get in to. Some have said choked and some say heart attack; I just say🐾I'M SORRY MOUSE'URE I WAS HELPLESS I AM GOING TO MISS YOU SO DEEPLY R.I.P.💔

So, a few months ago, my 3 year old (neutered) Male cat began spraying. When I took him to the vet, they found crystals in his bladder and after a month of taking medication and return check ups, they passed and he was fine. But recently, he's been spraying on the walls of our living room and I haven't the slightly clue as to why. There's aren't any other cats roaming the neighbor (most went missing or were eaten by wild animals), he knows where and how to use his litter box (he'll poop in there but that's about it), when we thought it was maybe something stress related, I took him back to the vet and we put him on some medication to reduce his anxiety (it helped for a week and then he want back to spraying), Feliway doesn't do squat and we've tried taking him outside more (because he'll meow like crazy to go explore outside) and playing with him more. My family is already looking into shelters to take him to, but I've become desperate in finding a solution. Please help!

Hi everyone,


I'm new here and looking for any possible answer that I can find. About a week ago my four year old cat died suddenly. She did not have any noticeable health issues. She was accident prone and a bit clumsy but was affectionate with a high energy level until the moment it happened, jumping up to he sink to get water and playing with my other cat. 

 my friend and I were sitting on the bed reading a magazine. She jumped onto the bed for a pet, jumped to my dresser and back onto the bed. Suddenly it sounded like she had jumped awkwardly from the bed. I thought she was just being her clumsy self. I sat up and looked on the floor at the foot of my bed and she was sprawled out horizontally. I jumped up and panicked knowing something was wrong and planning on taking her to the emergency vet clinic. My friend went to her side. As I am repeating we need to to to the clinic, my friend kept saying they she wasn't going to make it... she got that far off look in her eye. She cried out twice in what I assume was pain, and then she was gone call in all, it happened in under two minutes. 

I do not have to option for an autopsy as I picked up her ashes on Tuesday. I am absolutely devastated and still in shock. I have been reading about congenital heart defects but she never displayed any or the symptoms. My ex-bf is a paramedic and thought it may have been an aneurysm. She was an indoor car and although I got her at a shelter she was vaccinated. 

I am completely at a loss and am having difficulty finding closer. Can anyone provide some insight?

Thank you so much...
Pamela

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reinatatsumaki

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Yesterday my cat suddenly died?so the day before yesterday everything was fine he was at home playing around with my other cats,so he went out and he didnt come home so we knew something was wrong so we went out to look for him and there he was my mom found him in a drain.he was laying there not moving and curled up.we took a cloth and covered him and put him in a box we looked around his body to find out how he died and found no bite but scratches on his hands and legs.we still didnt understand how he died. we were very sad and so my brother took him and buried him.

does anyone know or have a suggestion on how he died?

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